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Food Additive Extends Life Of Fruit Flies By 15 Percent And Improves Their Ability To Withstand Stress

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December 24, 2001
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Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev
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Ben-Gurion University researchers have achieved a significant increase in the life span of fruit flies by adding small quantities of an experimental material to the flies' diet. The substance, known as ATA, also enabled the insects to better withstand stresses produced by exposure to a low-oxygen atmosphere, high temperature or X-ray irradiation.

Beer-Sheva, December 13, 2001 - Ben-Gurion University researchers have achieved a significant increase in the life span of fruit flies by adding small quantities of an experimental material to the flies' diet. The substance, known as ATA, also enabled the insects to better withstand stresses produced by exposure to a low-oxygen atmosphere, high temperature or X-ray irradiation.


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Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev. "Food Additive Extends Life Of Fruit Flies By 15 Percent And Improves Their Ability To Withstand Stress." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 December 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011224082208.htm>.
Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev. (2001, December 24). Food Additive Extends Life Of Fruit Flies By 15 Percent And Improves Their Ability To Withstand Stress. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/12/011224082208.htm
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